Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

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Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Genus
IUCN Red List Genus
AnAge database Genus
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Genus
AskNature
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
BioImages resource
Conabio Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
Environments
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Monthly ARKive text import Genus
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
BioLib.cz Import Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Genus
Mammal life history Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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Genus
NatureServe resource Genus
One-time import of archived NBII images Genus
Paleobiology Database
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Genus
SI Wild Photostream Genus
India Biodiversity Portal Species Data Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Genus

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